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School-Parent Compact

This School-Parent Compact has been jointly developed with parents and family members and outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State of California’s high academic standards.

This School-Parent Compact is in effect for the 2023-2024 school year.

School Responsibilities

The school agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the students served under Title I, Part A to meet the State of California’s challenging academic standards.

    Teachers will provide standards-based instruction.  Students will enroll in a pathway by their tenth grade year.  The ninth grade students will participate in the project-based Summit Learning Platform.
  2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

    McClymonds will maintain office hours and will be available for parent teacher conferences upon request from the parent.  The AVID program will conduct a family engagement night at the beginning of the school-year.  Cash for College Night will be conducted in the Fall for our senior class.  McClymonds will host a Pathway Selection meeting for our families in the Spring.
  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress and assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.

    Parents will be provided with two interim progress grades prior to issuing a semester grade.  Parents will also be able to monitor their student’s academic progress through the AERIES Parent Portal.
  4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

    All parents are welcome to schedule conferences with the student’s teacher and or counselor.
  5. Provide all parents and family members, including those with limited English proficiency and those with disabilities, with opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.

    Parents are encouraged to volunteer at McClymonds.  Once the parents have registered with Oakland Ed Fund and have completed the background check and fingerprinting, they are welcome to join our team.
  6. Provide parents with materials and training to help them improve the academic achievement of their children.

    We are partnering with the Adult Ed program housed at McClymonds to offer educational support for our parents.
  7. Educate staff members in the value of parent and family member contributions, and in how to work with parents and family members as equal partners.

    Teachers and staff will receive professional development around parent engagement.
  8. Ensure regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.

    We will provide translation services for our parents when requested.

Parent Responsibilities

As a parent, I will support my child’s learning in the following ways:

  • Volunteer in my child’s classroom if possible.
  • Participate in decisions related to the education of my child.
  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time. 

Teacher Responsibilities

I agree to support my students’ learning in the following ways:

  • Communicate clear expectations for performance to both students and parents.
  • Strive to address the individual needs of the student
  • Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment

Student Responsibilities

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Get to school on time every day.
  • Do my homework every day.
  • Ask for help when I need it.
  • Respect my school, classmates, staff, community members, and family at all times.

This Compact was adopted by McClymonds, and will be in effect for the period of August 7, 2023 to May 23, 2024.

The school will distribute the Compact to all parents and family members of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on or before September 30, 2023.

Jeffrey Taylor, Principal